OneWeek100People: Days 1 & 2

Yikes, I have a lot of catching up to do if I hope to get to 100 people by Friday. I guess I’m busier at school than I was last year.

I started off this challenge at Tim Horton’s on Monday morning and spent a bit of time drawing there. It didn’t go as well as planned because I left there without a free donut, but I did manage to sketch a few people.

What I love the most about this exercise is trying to develop the skill you need to capture people quickly. You never know when they are going to get up and leave, so I try to put in the big silhouettes first, and if they stick around I add details and tone. I should have been working in colour because the guy on the right was wearing a bright red shirt and a white and red striped tie.


I tried to draw the people waiting in line for coffee but the line moved quickly and I had to give up most of these part way through. But that’s the challenge, right?


Today I drew in the school cafeteria, where the students make great models. This time I used a water-soluble brush pen and a water brush. At the end of day two, I’ve sketched 14 people. See what I mean about catching up?


3 Comments on “OneWeek100People: Days 1 & 2”

  1. miatagrrl says:

    I am making tiny (2-3 inches) sketches of people from a distance with a black brush pen only. Walking or standing, they move after a few seconds or a minute at most, so I’m getting a lot done quickly!

    – Tina


  2. joantav says:

    These are nice. The fun it trying to capture them before they run off with their latte and leave the sketch half finished. lol


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